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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 13 July 1968Tampa, Florida, USA
Birth NameRobert Gonzalez

Mini Bio (1)

Robert Gant began acting in television commercials and joined the Screen Actors Guild at the age of ten in his home state of Florida. He attended undergrad at the University of Pennsylvania and law school at Georgetown University. While studying law, he never gave up on his true passion, acting, and performed in numerous theatrical productions. Interestingly, it was his career as an attorney that brought him to Los Angeles when he accepted a position with the world's largest law firm. In a twist of fate, the firm's Los Angeles office was closed soon after. Taking that as an omen, he made the decision to focus all of his time on acting. The decision was a good one.

In 2001 Grant was cast in Showtime's hit television series, "Queer as Folk." Prior to QAF, he recurred on the WB's "Popular" and on NBC's "Caroline in the City." Gant has had many notable guest spots on such TV hits as "Friends," "Veronica's Closet," "Becker," "Melrose Place," "Ellen," and "Providence." He also appeared in the independent films "The Contract," "Fits and Starts" and "Marie and Bruce," starring Julianne Moore and Matthew Broderick.

Gant was the recipient of a special civil rights award presented to him in New York's City Hall. Other recipients were Sharon Gless and Gale Harold, also of "Queer as Folk," along with "Chicago" director Rob Marshall, Shirley MacLaine and Steven Daldry.

His time in Hollywood is not limited to acting, however. Along with producing partners Chad Allen and Christopher Racster, Robert has started the film and television production company, myth garden. They optioned an exciting slate of initial projects, each with varying degrees of gay-focused content, and are developing a number of other films and television shows. While he gives time to a number of philanthropic and political causes, Robert's "torch issue" is that of aging in the gay community. He supports such organizations as SAGE (Senior Advocacy for GLBT Elders) and GLEH (Gay and Lesbian Elder Housing). He is also developing a website devoted entirely to gay elders and all matters that affect them. Robert resides in Los Angeles.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Abisel

Trivia (12)

He was a practicing attorney before going into acting full time.
He was the recipient of a special civil rights award presented to him in New York's City Hall in 2003.
At the age of eleven, he performed a soft-shoe routine with Bob Hope as part of Hope's USO tour.
One of the co-founders of a production company called Mythgarden, which he formed with producer Christopher Racster and actor Chad Allen (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993)).
In 2006, The Human Rights Campaign presented him with the National Equality Award at the 11th Annual Nashville Rights Campaign Equality Dinner.
In 2008, Robert was the recipient of the Visionary Award, presented to him at the Garden State Equality, 2008 Legends Dinner.
In 2007, Robert was presented with the Davidson/Valentini Award at the 19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards.
He graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 1993 in the same class as Michael Powell (Former FCC Chairman) and Robert Bigelow (Court TV).
Robert is producing two movies. Elliot Loves and Save Me. He is also acting. [May 2006]
Currently starring in a new BBC 3 series titled, "Personal Affairs." [June 2009]
Robert guest stars on the new NBC comedy series, "Sean Saves The World," starring, Sean Hayes [October 2013]
Robert has been busy guest starring on various series such as NCIS, Baby Daddy, and Anger Management. He is also actively writing and developing projects for television and film.

Personal Quotes (7)

Gandhi said, 'Be the change you wish to see in the world," and so I guess I'm being the change that I wish to see.

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For me, the litmus test to know whether or not I'm doing the right thing is to examine whether my decisions are love-based or fear-based. I think outing people is fear based, the fear that if we don't out them, it will make things harder for all of us. It's important to treat people with love. How would you treat your own kid? Would you whip him out of the closet, or would you sit down with him, talk, hug and help him come out on his own?
A friend of mine says, "In God's world there are no mistakes, only lessons." So I'm coming out exactly when I'm supposed to.
Freedom is my big buzzword in life. It's just my favorite word. And I think so many of my choices have been about gaining freedom.
I think as a kid I wasn't even aware of the extent to which my freedom was being infringed upon. We're conditioned not even to know that we're not free. When you think about what we all believe America to be, it just seems ludicrous that so much of America's populace lives in this sort of prison. I think coming out for me is really about tearing down the prison wall.
I'm really happy now. I'm constantly amazed by what's possible. It's only begun.
People who are HIV positive certainly don't have much of a voice and so, in playing Ben, I love getting to be the mouthpiece for a lot of people who are otherwise voiceless.

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